OU vs. Kansas Postgame: Breaking It Down

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Despite a sluggish performance, the No. 3 Sooners pulled away from the Kansas Jayhawks, and now Sooners Illustrated digs deeper into it.

Game ball goes to: Slot receiver Ryan Broyles—Not only did he break the NCAA all-time career receptions record, but he did it in style. Broyles finished with 217 yards and two touchdowns on 13 receptions. He broke the record with his touchdown catch in the second quarter, and he was all over the field Saturday night despite fumbling inside the two on one occasion.

Play of the game: With just less than eight minutes remaining in the second quarter, quarterback Landry Jones found a streaking Broyles down the right sideline for the 57-yard touchdown, which shattered the all-time NCAA record. It also gave OU a 24-10 lead at the time.

It was over when: Place kicker Mike Hunnicutt converted a 20-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter, his fourth of the day at that point, just one shy of the program record. That upped OU's lead to 33-17, and the way the defense was playing, that deficit proved insurmountable.

Surprise of the game:Kansas hung around until well after halftime. Many had the Sooners winning by 60, but not the case in this one.

The biggest thing we learned: OU better not mess around or it will trip up on its journey to No. 8. With a few boneheaded plays, the Jayhawks managed to hang around, and better opponents will do more than hang around if given the opportunity.

The biggest concern: More red zone inefficiency: Last week it was a pair of trips inside the 10 early in the game. This time it was three inside the 10 and two inside the five. The Sooners were a perfect 7-of-7 inside the red zone, but that number is deceiving on the outside with four field goals to just three touchdowns. OU must improve here.

Streak count: 11 consecutive victories dating back to OU's last loss in College Station last year

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